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Elizabeth Adkins-Regan Elizabeth Adkins-Regan

Neurobiology and Behavior
Behavioral neuroendocrinology, avian social behavior and reproduction. learn more

David Bonter

Lab of Ornithology
I'm an avian biologist working in three primary study systems: 1) reproductive biology of gulls (at Shoals Marine Lab), 2) optimal foraging behavior (winter study focused on songbirds, Ithaca area), and 3) migration (Braddock Bay Bird Observatory). learn more

Morten Christiansen

Psychology / Cognitive Science
Our research focuses on the interaction of biological and environmental constraints in the evolution, acquisition and processing of language. We employ a variety of methodologies, including computational modeling, corpus analyses, artificial language learning, psycholinguistic experiments, and neuroimaging. learn more

Christopher Clark

Lab of Ornithology
Regional and large-scale population level distributions, abundances, and acoustic behaviors of birds, fish, frogs, and whales; evolution and function of acoustic signaling behavior in animals using advanced sound analysis techniques. learn more

Thomas Cleland

Psychology
Olfactory perception as a complex system; coordinating behavioral; physiological, pharmacological, and computational studies of sensory sampling; learning and memory; biological neural networks. learn more

Itai Cohen

Physics
My lab is obsessed with motion on different length scales, from the cellular behavior of bacteria and the growth of plant roots, to the flight of insects, the dancing of human beings, and even the collective motion of people in mosh pits formed at heavy metal concerts. learn more

Paul Curtis http://ccwc.cornell.edu/index.cfm/dir.detail/6962.htm

Natural Resources
Primary research activities include evaluation of wildlife behavior and population ecology. Various applied management techniques for reducing human-wildlife conflicts and potential disease transmission have been investigated. Novel methods for evaluating herbivore damage to plants are currently being studied. learn more

David Deitcher

Neurobiology and Behavior
My lab examines the genetic and molecular basis of epilepsy using Drosophila as a model system.  In addition, we also probe the trafficking of neuropeptides using genetics, RNAi, and imaging. learn more

Timothy DeVoogd

Psychology
Animal communication; neuroanatomical plasticity, quantitative neurobiology; neurobiology of avian caching; hormonal influences on brain structure; avian song system, neural basis for female song discrimination, interplay between the hippocampus and other brain areas in spatial memory, evolution of these behaviors learn more

Andre Dhondt

Lab of Ornithology
Bird ecology and behavior; disease ecology; conservation; citizen science learn more

Janis Dickinson

Lab of Ornithology
bird and insect behavior; avian conservation biology, citizen science learn more

Shimon Edelman

Psychology
I am interested in the computational, behavioral, neurobiological, and evolutionary explanations of how the brain/mind works. My research focuses on language, vision, happiness, and consciousness. See my online publication archive for details. learn more

Joseph Fetcho

Neurobiology and Behavior
Our lab studies how movements are produced by the brain and spinal cord of vertebrates. We use zebrafish as a model system because they allow us to combine genetic and optical methods with more conventional physiological approaches to study the neural circuits. learn more

Michael Goldstein

Psychology
Vocal learning and social learning in songbirds and human infants. learn more

Rayko Halitschke

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
As a Research Associate in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology I am interested in the mechanisms of herbivore-induced responses in several different plant species including wild tomato and tobacco, milkweed, and goldenrod. learn more

Carl Hopkins

Neurobiology and Behavior
We are broadly interested in the Neural Basis of Animal Behavior -- Neuroethology for short. We are concentrating on animal communication behavior in electric fish -- tropical fish from Africa that generate and sense weak electric signals and use them for navigation and social communication. learn more

Ronald Hoy

Neurobiology and Behavior
Animal communication; behavior genetics of inbertebrates; regeneration and development in invertebrate nervous systems. Categorical perception of sound frequency by crickets. learn more

Fenghua Hu

Molecular Biology and Genetics / Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology
Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration learn more

Walter Koenig

Lab of Ornithology / Neurobiology and Behavior
Most of the opportunities we have for undergraduates involve summer REU positions at my field site in central coastal California (Hastings Natural History Reservation). The two main projects focus on the behavioral ecology of the cooperatively breeding acorn woodpecker and variable acorn production in California oaks. learn more

Sergiy Libert

Biomedical Sciences
My laboratory uses a diverse range of techniques to study the process of aging. learn more

Christiane Linster

Neurobiology and Behavior
Neuromodulation, computation, olfaction, behavioral neuroscience. learn more

Corinna Loeckenhoff


Adult age differences in personality, emotions, and time horizons and their implications for decision making and mental health across the lifespan. Active collaborations with Weill Cornell Medical Center. learn more

Betty McGuire

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
My students and I study the behavior of dogs at the Tompkins County SPCA, Cortland Community SPCA, and Chemung SPCA. Our current focus is scent-marking behavior during walks of individual dogs, and how this behavior varies with respect to sex, age, body size, and reproductive condition (intact versus spayed or neutered). learn more

Motoko Mukai

Food Science
Research in my new laboratory focuses on studying the effects of endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) on human and animal health using molecular biology, histology and analytical chemistry tools. learn more

Alexander Ophir

Psychology
Proximate & ultimate influences on social behavior: including individual variation in genes, brain and behavior; monogamy and social attachment; alternative reproductive tactics; parental care; early life social influence on development; social & spatial memory; mate choice; animal communication. learn more

Ned Place

Vet Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
Female reproduction aging, endocrinology, life history trade-offs. learn more

Robert Raguso

Neurobiology and Behavior
Chemical ecology, pollination biology, signal evolution, mutualism, multimodal communication, mimicry theory, convergent evolution, learning, sensory ecology, olfactory physiology, plant volatile biosynthesis: plant behavior! learn more

Linda Rayor

Entomology
Behavioral ecology of social spiders and social amblypygids. Social and foraging behavior of predatory arthropods; Tritrophic interactions. learn more

Kern Reeve

Neurobiology and Behavior
Theoretical sociobiology; evolution of cooperation and conflict in animal societies; behavioral ecology; plasticity in insect social behavior. Social contacts in wasp societies. learn more

Steve Robertson

Human Development
infant cognition, behavior, brain activity learn more

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